Hussar Rampant fictional action somewhere in southern Belgium, post Waterloo?
The French needed to get the wagons pack and moving. They also needed the squadrons active to counter the Allies horse attacking them. They could not do both at the same time.
|French wagons quickly (too quickly for the Allies) packing up and moving. Perry metal horses (team separated) with Warbases MDF wagons.|
….However, both Allies players (myself and ChrisP) failed our first activations even though Chris had accurately predicted his starting position (closer to the bridge to the French’s rear but harder the roll to do so but of which he was successful) Because of the wagons/non-activation problem for the French, I gave them quite the points advantage which they used the numbers and tough cuirassiers to counter each of our attacks.
|My badly handled 4th Dutch-Belgian Light Dragoons showing the new 'blown' markers - hussar pelisse left on the ground|
|Jim's cuirassiers verses my British Light Dragoons (left) and my converted Dutch-Belgian 5th Light Dragoons (right). The fight to cross or defend the bridge lasted the entire game.|
|"Illegal" formations made by ChrisP due to my rather poor instructions about river crossings and requirements for combat .|
This was corrected but poor ChrisP never did cross the river to assault the retreating wagons due to the attentions of JimF.
You may note in the photos the use of a new version of our “blown” marker - a discarded hussar’s pelisse in light blue with some of the units during the game. With the number of Perry plastic hussar boxes I have used in the past while, I have a lot of them left over which I decided to put to good use. These can be used in conjunction with our normal ‘horse-head’ markers. Any marker would do, but these have a nice aesthetic look.
|My Dutch-Belgian Carabinier heavy horse. Perry plastics converted from dragoons and modified. The two pelisse markers does suggest the front squadron is in trouble!|
Humorous event from the game: poor JimF was lamenting about the lances he manages to knock off his metal figures each game. Well, surprisingly he did not knock off a single lance this affair - it was instead the eagle standard off the cuirassiers to much amusement of the other players.
|...at least the broken piece was not a lance! (Jim's French 13th Cuirassiers in 'Spanish brown' and the broken piece)|